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craig boychuk

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PSP plugins
« on: July 04, 2004, 01:17:08 am »

Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on these. I've been checking out the Vintage Warmer and Master Q, and they seem pretty cool.
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2004, 02:52:54 am »

HI. I can tell you they are really good.
Off topic now, I use the PSP Vintage Warmer for kick, toms, over heads, sometimes bass guitar, useful also for quick junior mastering.
I've been beta testing some products of theirs since 2003, nice company, nice tech support, now hope to dig some newer stuff under OS 10.3/PT 6.x.
I am eager to compare MAster Q to Waves Lin EQ Masters bundle.
Brad, have you had the opportunity to evaluate Master Q?
Thanks
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004, 08:53:08 am »

I use Master Q all the time. It sounds very good. It gets nasty sounding very quickly if it runs out of headroom, but if you keep things below or just barely lighting red, you're fine. I use it frequently on the playback of the source file to cut frequencies, and then use analog stuff to add, but the boost sounds very good as well. It has some harmonic and limiting functions that I don't use, cause I have other things I use for those jobs. I had a few comments and questions and Mathias sp (the designer?) got back to me very quickly. Very nice people and the product kills for the price. I think it sounds better than the ZSystems eq, but not quite in the league of a Weiss EQ-1 or MDW plug in.

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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004, 09:17:02 am »

Alecio, I've not tried it, but think I might based on McSnare's recommendation...
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2004, 12:18:36 pm »

thanks, friends!
mcsnare, are you comparing to MDW TDM EQ plug , right?
And what about the waves Lin eq plug?
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2004, 01:20:02 pm »

Thanks, folks!  I also use the Waves Lin EQ, and it definately has a different flavour than the PSP Master Q. To me, the Waves plug seems to colour the sound less, but the PSP seems more musical to my ear.
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2004, 02:01:02 pm »

Alecio,
   I have used the MDM TDM version many times. I liked it a lot when I first started using it, but lately it sounds too vibeless to me. I don't care much for the Oxford TDM eq's, either. I've heard that the MDW on a TC 6000, sounds different and better.
   The PSP grew out of having a demo of a Weiss EQ-1 LP to play with. Best sounding digital eq I've ever heard, by a wide margin. Super silky on the top end. Incredible control of parameters and 7 bands.Actually it's one of the best sounding eq's period, IMO. Unfortunately it was just too expensive to justify the purchase. However, that got me searching for something native PC that would compare to the Weiss. The PSP was what I came up with after comparing to the Waves and a few others. I hear the Sonic Timeworks is good too as well as the Sonalkis, but haven't tried 'em.
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2004, 02:27:17 pm »

I used the Waves Linear Phase EQ PI for the first time the other day and it sounds very sweet at 96 kHz. I'd use it with no qualms to supplement (or replace in an emergency) my Weiss. The big advantage of linear phase is the ability to boost frequency ranges without audibly bringing that instrument forward in the depth image (which also can be a disadvantage).

But it's a tremendous CPU hog. I could not run more than one instance of it at 96 kHz in SADiE 5 and I have a humongously fast dual CPU-setup. It bums me out. Don't know whether to blame SADiE or Waves or Direct X or what. I think SADiE 5 needs a lot more work to optimize the direct X code.
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2004, 02:56:39 pm »

HI, Mr.BOb!
BIg fan of your book on here!
BTW..have you had the opportunity to evaluate MAster Q?
Many thanks
Nice week to all
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2004, 05:11:38 pm »

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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2004, 10:50:50 pm »

I'm a big fan of pretty much all of the PSP stuff. I think they make excellent plugs at an incredible price.VW is killer !

I am also searching for that magic plug-in EQ and have the Waves RenEQ, Q10 etc.... and tried/demo'ed a variety of EQ's without being knocked out but since I purchased the TC PowerCore FW I am really loving the EQSat. Silky smooth with a certain something even at more extreme settings.
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2004, 11:28:06 pm »

yes, Mr. Bob: MasterQ, PSP Mix, Vintage Warmer, PianoVerb, Lexicon PSP 42/84, etc. Very nice products!
Again off-topic, TC EQ Sat really have not impressed the PT TDM community.
Q series is very nice for cuts, but a shelf at 10/16k sometimes "hurts the ears" (brittle)!
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2004, 12:01:50 am »

To Mr Katz

first off thanks for a great book!

As for Waves stuff ....., using Wavelab 4, with a P4 2.8, a 800 FSB and a gig of DDR3200, on an ASUS board, with 1 Linear phase Low band EQ, 1 Linear phase full band EQ, 1 Linear phase Multiband and an L2, plus some UAD stuff (which hardly taxes my box) my CPU never reaches 30% of it's capacity.

Therefore I would tend to agree with your conclusion , that Sadie maybe the culprit.

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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2004, 08:03:57 am »

I notice Mcsnare mentioned Sonalksis - I reviewed the EQ and compressor for Audio Media and thought both good for the money, the EQ being the better of the two: it's nice and musical (though I probably wouldn't choose it for surgery), has variable slope high/low shelves (a feature I like in the dbx Quantum but haven't noticed much elsewhere) and offers a choice of HP/LPFs - the gentlest HPF has worked a treat on bass-heavy Metal. The Sonalksis EQ seems easy on the CPU, a number of instances not denting smooth system running - mine was the first SADiE 5 PCM8 out of the factory and has a 1.7GHz single processor.

I know this has already been said, but nice to see you, Bob K. I'm sorry you appear to have given up on that other Mastering forum under adverse circumstances. It's a duller place without you...
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Re: PSP plugins
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2004, 10:36:03 am »

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